Sunday, August 23, 2009

Second "Posterized" family photo

This is the second set of siblings on the family photograph of members I need to do some research on. I like the term R. Garriott used to describe my previous painting of it looking "posterized."








18x24 oil on canvas

20 comments:

Jeb said...

I like this one!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

You have a style working here Sheila with both paintings that I think is really effective...nice job!

Manon Doyle said...

Love the painting Sheila! Posterized is a perfect title!
Thanks for your comment about your family history!

Charlene Brown said...

I love this style and think it's an excellent treatment for your family B&W photos. 'Posterized' is a good descriptor - limited palette and outlined shapes, and you've handled it beautifully.

Mary Paquet said...

A very interesting piece, Sheila. I like RGarret's description. Very effective.

I'm sorry to hear that life has been throwing some curve balls. May they all straighten out and fly right!

Jala Pfaff said...

Very nice. I agree, posterized is a good description. Very modern-looking.

Dean H. said...

Yes, Sheila...."posterized" is an apt description. The sameness of expression (straight faced)on the faces of all three lends an air of other-worldly mystery.

Dean Grey said...

Sheila!

Do you know if any of these relatives are still alive?

How long ago was the photo taken?

-Dean

Gwen Bell said...

Love your treatment of this piece. There is a nostalgic feel mixed with a very modern POP of yellow. Great painting!

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful job, Sheila, I really like the style.

Lauren Maurer said...

Hello there, Sheila! I'm glad you are back! I met another foresic artist/ fine artist today and thought about you! This painting is great- I love your style of people painting!

r garriott said...

I like your new painting! Also glad that some other people get the use of the posterized term, too.

sam said...

Sheila, its a great painting, you have kept it simple and it looks nice and bold. I think it really works, you should definitely do more:)

Art with Liz said...

So nice to see you back and painting and posting dear Sheila. What a beautiful 'posterized' work - whatever that means, I think it's great!

Abby Creek Art said...

Hi Sheila...good to see you back. Sounds like you've been through a rough patch so hope you are ok and that things balance out soon!

Love you new painting and the portrait of Max.

L.Holm said...

It's great, Sheila! You have a definite style going with these. We used to do posterized portraits in design class. very fun.

Gary Keimig said...

it is a nice bold straightforward approach. Nice style and veryt personal.
Hope your art interuptions are well taken care of and you are back on stride again.
God bless,

Kathleen Krucoff said...

R definitely coined the right term for this....what a wonderful painting!

Krista Hasson said...

Shelia I really like the yellow background great contrast, nicely done!

Paul said...

Just popped over from R.Garriott's site ..... nice to see you challenging a new direction in your life.
Funnily, I left Japan to start a new life painting in France :-)
I like the bold handling of your family and that you didn't just copy the photo as it is.
Good luck with the paintings.